Steve Franz

Women's Tennis Drops Road Match at Tennessee

Chase Wales
Chase Wales
Communications Student Assistant

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. --- The LSU women’s tennis team dropped its season finale against No. 23 Tennessee by a score of 4-2 at Barksdale Stadium Sunday.

LSU fell to 13-9 (6-7 SEC) with the loss, while Tennessee improved to 17-10 (4-9 SEC).

The Tigers got off to another great start, taking the doubles point for the second match in a row thanks to wins from Jessica Golovin and Skylar Holloway on court three and No. 23 Joana Valle Costa and Ryann Foster on court one.

The win for Valle Costa and Foster was their fourth ranked doubles win of the season and snapped a five-match losing streak in doubles for the pair.

Tennessee quickly bridged the gap before taking the lead with successive victories on courts four and one before Foster leveled the score back at two apiece with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Sadie Hammond.

Court six was the next to fall for the Tigers, putting the score at 3-2 in favor of the Volunteers.

After a quick first-set win against Eve Repic, Valle Costa dropped the second set and was in the midst of a close third set when Tennessee ultimately clinched the match with a 7-6 (3), 6-2 win on court five.

The setback against Tennessee marks LSU’s third-straight loss, their longest losing streak of the season, and the team finished just 1-6 on the road.

After a brief return to Baton Rouge, the Tigers will travel to Nashville, Tenn. to compete in the SEC Tournament beginning Wednesday, April 19.

For more information on the LSU women’s tennis program follow the Lady Tigers on Twitter @lsuwten and @LSUJuliaSell, on Instagram @LSUWTen and on www.Facebook.com/lsuwten.Tennis Match Results

LSU vs. Tennessee
April 16, 2017 at Knoxville, Tenn.
(Barksdale Stadium)
#23 Tennessee 4, #19 LSU 2

Singles

1. #59 Brittany Lindl (UTW) def. #18 Jade Lewis (LSU) 6-2, 6-3

2. Eve Repic (UTW) vs. #60 Joana Valle Costa (LSU) 4-6, 6-4, 5-2, unfinished
3. #118 Ryann Foster (LSU) def. Sadie Hammond (UTW) 6-2, 6-3

4. Ariadna Riley (UTW) def. Jessica Golovin (LSU) 6-1, 6-2

5. Johanna Silva (UTW) def. Becca Weissmann (LSU) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2

6. Ashley Bongart (UTW) def. Skylar Holloway (LSU) 6-3, 6-3

Doubles

1. #23 Joana Valle Costa/Ryann Foster (LSU) def. #72 Brittany Lindl/Eve Repic (UTW) 7-5
2. Sadie Hammond/Gabby Schuck (UTW) def. Jade Lewis/Becca Weissmann (LSU) 6-0
3. Jessica Golovin/Skylar Holloway (LSU) def. Ariadna Riley/Johanna Silva (UTW) 7-5

Match Notes:

LSU 13-9; National ranking #19

Tennessee 17-10; National ranking #23
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (4,1,3,6,5) 

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